Kern County Sports Chronicles: Colorful Athletes of the Central Valley

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Moon Mullen was an integral member of George Halas's old Chicago Bears. Verl Lillywhite played on the mid-century San Francisco 49ers, integrating the pro football roommates' tradition by bunking with Joe "The Jet" Perry. Rodeo star Chuck Roberson doubled for John Wayne when the stunt work got dicey. Jay Carty played on the Los Angeles Lakers with Jerry West. George Culver tossed a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds. What these former athletes and others profiled in this collection have in common is Kern County, California, and the good fortune to have had Bryce Martin covering their careers. With decades of experience writing for top publications, former St. Louis Cardinals prospect Martin offers a collection of profiles that forms a veritable Kern County sports hall of fame.
ISBN: 9781626191440
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 43
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bryce Martin has written for all three Kern County daily newspapers: Midway Driller, Bakersfield Californian and Ridgecrest Daily Independent. He played baseball in the Kern County League and has contributed to many magazines as well as Jim Rome's Cyber Fishwrap site. Martin still owns the baseball Mickey Mantle signed for him in 1955.
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